Today, Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath announced that former Parkdale High Park Federal MP, Peggy Nash will be joining the Ontario NDP team at Queen’s Park in the role of Senior Policy Advisor, Stakeholder Relations.
“From the House of Commons to Toronto’s High Park, from her time in politics to her time as a leader in the labour movement, Peggy has been a tireless fighter for a vision of a progressive Canada that we all share, a place where no one is left behind,” said Horwath.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Peggy join us here at Queen’s Park; her years of experience, her wisdom, tenacity and strength will be a tremendous asset to our already strong team.”
“The Ontario NDP is leading the way on so many issues I care deeply about; the fight for high-quality health care, good jobs you can raise a family on and on stopping the short-sighted selloff of Hydro One. I’m glad to be a part of this team as they build towards electing an NDP government in 2018,” said Nash.
“I can’t wait to get to work at with Andrea at Queen’s Park and in communities across this province,” said Nash.
Peggy Nash was first elected to represent Parkdale-High Park in Parliament in 2006 and served as Finance and Industry Critic. She was a Canadian election observer in South Africa and in Ukraine.
She is a founding member of Equal Voice, a multi-partisan organization that advocates for the election of more women in Canada and also served on the board of Invest Toronto and has long championed affordable housing, urban transit and environmental issues alongside economic development.